Call for Teen Artists for Exhibit: Like It or Not

by Joan Clifford, Executive Director   Are you a local teen artist that would like to contribute art for an exhibit in May at the Milton Art Center.? The theme title, Like It or Not, challenges teens to explore the impact of social media on their lives.  Social media platforms offer opportunities for connection and…

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Starting a Creative Life in the New Year

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Is this the year that you are going to finally commit to starting your art practice? I know that I prioritize my work life over my creative life, because it’s a necessity for living in the expensive Northeast, but it’s also a reality that it doesn’t take much time to start a creative practice with…

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Merry Music

Merry Music, a First Friday, 2nd Annual Holiday Music Event by Joan Clifford, Executive Director Merry Music will be performed again at the First Friday event, December 1, 6-9pm at the Milton Art Center. It was such a hit that a new tradition has started. Some of the musicians gave us a preview of their…

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A Conversation with the Hilarious Hometown Comedian, Corey Rodrigues

By Joan Clifford, Executive Director   In anticipation of his upcoming comedy show at the Milton Art Center on Saturday, November 25th, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Corey Rodrigues, a proud Milton native and highly sought-after comedian. Known for his national touring performances in colleges, clubs, and corporate events, Corey has garnered…

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Teaching Artists, Art Exhibit, October 6-December 1, 2023

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The public is invited to an opening reception, Teaching Artists, a First Friday event, October 6, 6-9pm, at the Milton Art Center at 334 Edge Hill Road in Milton.  This exhibit showcases the art of the artists who teach at the Milton Art Center. View the art of Marjorie Saintil-Belizaire, Mairead Dambruch, Camille DeMarco, Sue…

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Exploring the Therapeutic Benefits of Art Making

Engaging in art-making can promote relaxation, reduce stress, and increase mindfulness. It can also enhance self-esteem, foster personal insight, and support emotional healing. Many of us try to ignore our emotions; they can be uncomfortable reminders of how needy and imperfect we are. But paying attention to what our emotions are trying to tell us…

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Happy Accidents (when creating art)

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Happy Accidents Joan Clifford, Executive Director, Milton Art Center   At the Milton Art Center, occasionally I’ll overhear a teacher say, “That’s a happy accident!” The teacher is excitedly pointing out to the student creating art that the results, through unexpected, are aesthetically pleasing through either a unique color combination, an interesting texture, a new…

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